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Archive for May, 2013

Current Location: Boat Yard at Monastir Port de Peche, TunisiaCurrent Position: 35 45.35 N 010 50.14 E Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 84 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereFor the past two weeks we have been stuck on the hard in Monastir getting some work done – (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: Natural Sauna, PantelleriaCurrent Position: 36 46.51 N 011 59.48 E Click to view map.It is unfortunate that the town of Pantelleria presents such an uninviting face. Totally destroyed in the last war, it was rebuilt in a hurry with concrete blocks. It is clean, certainly, but it wins no points for charm. As (Click to Read More...)
Current Location: Porto Vecchio, Pantelleria, ItalyCurrent Position: 36 49.97 N 011 56.57 E Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 81 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereWe left Porto Empedocle at 19:30 and had a great sail across in winds varying from 10kts to 25kts, mostly a broad reach, before finally having to motor the last two hours. We arrived in Porto Vecchio on the North Coast of Pantelleria at 11am only to find Paul and Gabby from Marina di Ragusa waiting on the dock to take our lines! Tomorrow they leave for Tunisia, and we take over their 25 euro a day car to do a quick tour of the island- including the hot springs and natural sauna. It will be good to explore here, though the town itself will never win any architectural awards! We will update with photos as soon as we can!
Current Location: Porto EmpedocleCurrent Position: 37 17.03 N 013 31.64 E Click to view map. Distance sailed since last post: 57 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track hereAfter the relatives and the gales departed, we ourselves departed from Marina di Ragusa. It was a beautiful sunny Sunday, and we left the harbour (Click to Read More...)